Kibana 5.5 is out, and there is a nice new visualizer that lets you colorise a full country depending on the value of the record. It is really interesting for me as I developed such a plugin because I required the exact same functionality here.
Elastic search released the latest version of its stack. There are of course a lot of cool new things, but we also feel that they, one step after the other push people to a licence model. I have no problem with that but it makes the life of people that want to keep a licence free stack more difficult.
In the part 1, we saw how to display the number of docs and their sizes per node. In the real life, it helps but we need more than that.
There are multiple add-ons that can help you monitor your Elastic Search cluster health. We are addicted to the kopf/cerebro plugins which let us understand easily the current state of the cluster. But the drawback of such a plugin is that it does not keep track of what is happening when it is not running. Continue reading “Monitoring your Elastic Cluster health”
Docker lets you check the full elastic 5 stack in a few seconds. The only thing required is a docker-compose file that includes and links the appropriate containers together.